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Old 06-19-2014, 08:12 PM
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WELL I'LL be .. I'm in Tacoma y'all ... maybe we can have a bomb party @ my place .. I have a huge front yard .. 4' BBQ grill .. more than engouh room for trucks here ..
 
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Rotor407 - Can you post some more pictures of your engine?

I'm specifically looking for something that shows how you have the heater hoses and bypass connected at the water neck and water pump. Of course more pictures are always awesome!
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:14 AM
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Redveloce- sorry for taking so long, my job takes me around the world. So here are the latest pics their not great but i hope they help. Bomb party sounds great! Let me know if there is anything more i can do. Good luck!!
 
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No worries, I appreciate it!

We're making good progress. Just on Wednesday we finished the power steering plumbing, pressure side of the turbo plumbing, coolant lines on the engine (radiator not installed yet), crankcase vent, fixed the rusted out front brake line, thermocouple installed, new boost sensor installed, and finished fabricating a new intake manifold coupler adapter.

The portable garage is on dirt, so the next step is to pull it forward onto the concrete, then drain the oil and pull the pan. The very front of the pan rubs the crossmember, and it's very close to doing a self oil change. My welded buddy is going to TIG weld a half pipe into the front of the pan to clear the crossmember.

While I'm under it, I'm going to pull the turbo oil supply fitting, which is just a barb on the passenger rear of the block, and replace it with a tee for the oil pressure sensor, and a real pressure hose. The oil supply hose is just clamped to a barb on each end. No wonder it's oily as hell... Then I'm going to cut off the tiny stock Ford exhaust, and build a simple 3" system that exits behind the cab out of stuff I have laying around.

After that it's just mostly reassembly, plumbing up the radiator and transmission cooler, running sensor lines into the cab, and some cleanup before moving into the cab to figure out why the Ford gauges don't work...

It should be almost there by the end of the weekend.
 
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:33 AM
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Mine had the stock ford exhaust as well, never would boost more than 5 psi, so I put in 3" straight pipe out in front of the right rear. Would have gone 4" but my bender maxed out. My boost gauge only goes to 15 psi and I peg it all day long. As for the oil pan my rubs as well so post some picks of your fix! I need to do the same. Good luck and keep up the good work
 
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We lifted the engine as far as it will go, and it turns out that we can't get the pan out without pulling the engine. After cleaning off the grease and dirt, I could see that the plate that was used to box in the crossmember sticks up about 1/4" higher than the crossmember. I think I can get in there with a cutoff wheel. Removing that extra material should make enough room, but I may also space the engine mounts up 1/4" to be sure.

Here's a picture of where the oil pan rubs. This was before cleaning, so it's hard to see how the plate sticks up.

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Well, it's been slow going, but we're still making progress. I found a bunch of the wiring melted out of the dash and some really bad hacks to get around it a while back, so I've been working on sorting that out. I think I have it mostly figured out, but I'd like to replace the old style externally regulated alternator with a newer internally regulated NPR unit to do away with a lot of the complexity. Right now I'm looking for one of those locally, but may end up having to order something.
 
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Almost there. It's back out of the pop up garage, all of the grime and growth blasted off, and I just need to replace the transmission cooler, and tie up some wiring.

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Hey guys, sorry to dig up an old thread, but I came across this in searching for Isuzu 6BD1 stuff. I too have an old Ford w/ this engine in it (mines natural, although will be turbo'd soon). I'm from OH & my Dad did quite a few Isuzu conversions back in the 70s & 80s. I have a '76 F250 Highboy that he did for a customer in '81. The guy stopped by the shop a few years ago & offered it to me- which I couldn't turn down.


 
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Oh man, that's awesome! Can you post some pictures of the engine, and maybe clearance between the engine and drivetrain?
 

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